HipHopDX users were recently asked to rate the week’s top charting Hip Hop albums.

The Ranker list, which HipHopDX uses to assess reader responses below, calculates the votes based on a “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” system and it creates a list with the data users input. Ranker lists the albums from top to bottom, based on the total number of votes and regardless of how many thumbs up a particular album gets. The order of the albums featured on the lists fluctuates as votes are cast. 

The Roots’ and then you shoot your cousin earned the top spot with 195 thumbs up and 40 thumbs down. The #1 placement came with negative remarks from some readers. “The Roots flopped with that awful album,” an anonymous reader said in the site’s comment section. “Glad to see it. We don’t want a watered down Undun.” A reader named @youngsta disagreed. “Hip-Hop fans like the Roots,” @youngsta said, “and they didn’t flop.” 

John Legend’s Love In The Future landed in second place with 98 thumbs up and 52 thumbs down. Michael Jackson’s Xscape earned the third place with 95 thumbs up and 72 thumbs down. Meanwhile, Pharrell’s 67 thumbs up and 76 thumbs down earned the producer-singer-rapper a fourth spot placement with G I R L and Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic arrived in the final spot with 60 thumbs up and 110 thumbs down. 

Azalea’s effort received several critics in the site’s comment section. An anonymous reader referred to The New Classic as “trash.” Another anonymous person countered these points with the following: “Fans don’t seem to agree with you based on Iggy owning the top 2 spots on the hot 100 with fancy and problem. Dope songs.”

To vote on this week’s list, click here.  

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